corvine

[kawr-vahyn, -vin]
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adjective

pertaining to or resembling a crow.
belonging or pertaining to the Corvidae, a family of birds including the crows, ravens, and jays.

Nearby words

  1. corvee,
  2. corves,
  3. corvet,
  4. corvette,
  5. corvina,
  6. corvisart des marets,
  7. corvisart's facies,
  8. corvo,
  9. corvus,
  10. corvée

Origin of corvine

1650–60; < Latin corvīnus, equivalent to corv(us) raven + -īnus -ine1

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British Dictionary definitions for corvine

corvine

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a crow
of, relating to, or belonging to the passerine bird family Corvidae, which includes the crows, raven, rook, jackdaw, magpies, and jays

Word Origin for corvine

C17: from Latin corvīnus raven-like, from corvus a raven

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